SIHH 2013 Preview: Cartier Crash Limited Edition Watch

Crash watch with pink-gold gem-set bezel

Cartier has announced the return of one of its most unmistakable designs, the Cartier Crash watch. Looking like something straight out of a Salvador Dali painting, this watch made its first debut in 1967 at Cartier in London. This year at SIHH the Crash watch will finally be released with a tear-drop link bracelet, either in solid gold or pave set with diamonds.

The unusual 38.5mm x 25.5 mm case will be made of either 18 karat rose or white gold and will feature a pave diamond bezel. It is said that the design of the Crash watch came about when the vice president Jean-Jacques Cartier of Cartier London was in a serious car crash. The oval-shaped Cartier Bagnoire Alongee melted onto the vice president’s wrist during the accident resulting in the strange warped shape of the case.

Crash watch with white gold gem-set bezel

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Set to be unveiled at SIHH 2013 this year, the Cartier Crash Limited edition will be available in four versions, white or rose gold, and with or without diamonds on the bracelet. In honor of the year of its creation, this watch will only be available in 267 models total.

Cartier Crash Limited Edition Watch Specifications



• Manual-winding movement
• 18 jewels


• Hours, minutes


• 38.5mm x 25.5mm
• Case Material: 18K White or Rose Gold
• Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
• Water Resistance: 30 meters
• Total diamond weight: 150 diamonds totalling 2.15 carats


• 18 karat white or rose gold tear-drop bracelet
• With or without diamonds (with diamonds 471 diamonds totalling 4.27 carats)

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Author: David King

David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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